New Visa Rules For Expats Working In China

The Chinese government is readying a new visa system for expats from November 1. The three-tier process will be trialled in the capital Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai; the provinces of Hebei, Anhui, Shandong, Guangdong, Sichuan and the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. If the trial is successful, the visas will roll out to the rest of … Read more

Don’t Read Too Much Into Our Forecasts, Says Watchdog

Britain’s newest financial navel gazer is urging politicians and businesses not to make important decisions based on economic forecasts as they are rarely accurate. Although Sir Charlie Bean is taking over one of the top jobs at the independent Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR), he claims predicting the future comes with a ‘wide range of … Read more

Don’t Worry About Brexit, Expats In EU And UK Told

British expats in the European Union have no reason to worry about their rights as a result of the Brexit referendum, according to a government statement. The Home Office has confirmed that nothing has changed for British expats in Europe nor EU expats in the UK as a result of the leave vote. The statement … Read more

15 Web Sites Giving Support To Expats

It’s easy to feel isolated as a new expat moving to a foreign country, but plenty of online support and advice is available if you know where to look. Facebook and Twitter both have social media channels for expats, but anyone looking for more personal or local advice can turn to a number of specialist … Read more

10 Reasons Why Expats Should Look At Thailand QROPS

Thailand Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS) are an easy way to increase spending power in retirement for expats. Even with the low cost of living in Bangkok and the rest of Thailand, a QROPS can make a lot of financial sense to British expats who have retired to the beautiful tropical country. Many expats … Read more